Language Lab Unleashed #15
Many schools around the country are trying to form policies on blogging in the classroom. Some schools are just banning blogging altogether. LLU #15 brought some folks together from a variety of schools (and jobs within those schools) in order to talk about the educational mission that edublogging may serve, but also, in this age of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and DOPA (Deleting Online Predators Act), what we need to know before we ask our students to blog. Simply put: how -do- schools create policies for the use of these tools that keep students (and institutions) safe and yet do not limit the creativity, communication, and expression that these tools can provide?